The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will host its Inaugural Women in Classical Music Symposium November 6 - 9, which will include panel discussions and networking opportunities to address issues relevant to women in classical music. This Saturday A Tempo (10/26 at 7 pm) will get a preview of the event.
The symposium is part of DSO President and CEO Kim Noltemy's Women in Classical Music initiative, announced last year, that also included appointing Gemma New as its Principal Guest Conductor. New will be conducting the concert held as part of the symposium, whose program will include a work by composer Salina Fisher. In addition, Soprano Dawn Upshaw will be presented with the Dallas Symphony's Women in Classical Music Award.
A Tempo host Rachel Katz will speak this week with Noltemy, New, Fisher and DSO Principal Harpist Emily Levin, who is also Artistic Director of the Fine Arts Chamber Players.